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Three Canadians named 2021 Silver Slugger Award finalists

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Three players born in Canada were among the finalists for the 2021 Silver Slugger awards, announced by Louisville Slugger on Monday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) and Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) are finalists at the first base position in the American League and National League respectively, while Tyler O’Neill... Continue Reading →

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Original Blue Jay Chuck Hartenstein passes away at 79

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Chuck Hartenstein, a relief pitcher on the 1977 Toronto Blue Jays, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. The University of Texas Athletics department reported his death on their website on Tuesday. After major league tenures with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston... Continue Reading →

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Plenty of ex-Jays participating in postseason

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Less than 48 hours have passed since the Toronto Blue Jays were eliminated from postseason contention, but the sting of coming so close seems to have resided a little bit in many of the club's fans. Time - even one day - can put a 91-win season into better... Continue Reading →

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Five things you might not know about Juan Guzman

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who has been the Toronto Blue Jays' best starting pitcher in the postseason? It's not Dave Stieb or Jimmy Key, or even Jack Morris, who was signed specifically for his superlative postseason track record. And younger Blue Jays fans might say it's Marco Estrada. But the correct answer would... Continue Reading →

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Remembering John Olerud’s 1993 season on his 53rd birthday

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Sports Illustrated writer Phil Taylor once wrote that John Olerud had "a swing so sweet it should be poured on pancakes." That sweet swing, which Olerud perfected with help his from his dad, John Sr. and by reading Charley Lau's book, The Art of Hitting .300, helped Olerud capture... Continue Reading →

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Axford dealt to Brewers by Blue Jays

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays dealt right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in exchange for cash considerations. With the transaction, the Canuck will rejoin the team he began his big league career with in 2009. The Brewers noted in their press release that Axford... Continue Reading →

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